Pie-Rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert (Mega Dangerous)! – Special-Occasion Hacks


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Rather than letting all that wrapping paper go to waste, try removing little decorations, like ribbons and bows, and then use glue or spray adhesive to attach the wrapping paper back to the box your present came in.

Now, cut a rectangle about the size of a postcard and reattach the bows and ribbons.

Just like that, you’ve got an impressive “thank you” card to return your appreciation.

Your family and friends will be blown away, and hey, it’s better for the environment anyway.

In Closing


Well, there are a few ideas that will hopefully make your Christmas a little merrier.

Pie-Rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert (Mega Dangerous)!


An innocent-looking pumpkin pie erupts in an insane fountain of flames and fire!


This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be duplicated. This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professionals. Use of content is at own risk.


Walking through the bakery at the grocery store the other day, I took a close look at the pumpkin pies on display. They made me realize how similar “R-candy” and pumpkin pie are in appearance. That got the wheels spinning and spawned this video.


This is for entertainment purposes only, and isn’t intended to be duplicated.

However, having said that, here’s how I made it.

Step 1: Composition


The “pie filling” composition is nothing more than a 60 percent/40 percent mix by weight of KNO3 and sugar.

I used a digital scale to measure the ingredients together, and then shook them together in a large mixing bowl to ensure uniform composition.

The mixture was cooked on medium heat, while stirring as often as was required until the mix became light-brown in color and the consistence of pie filling.

Step 2: Setting Up



When the R-candy mix was the right consistency, I poured it into a small pie crust.

Five minutes later, I inserted a fuse for convenience in igniting the mix. I chose five minutes, because any sooner, and the fuse will fall over into the mix, and any later, and you run the risk of the composition setting up as firm as hard candy. After that, nothing will go in unless you drill a hole.

Finally, I added whipping cream around the top. This served two purposes:

• It makes it look even more like a pie.

• It added a layer of protection from the burning fuse embers. Without this layer, the pie can ignite prematurely and at unpredictable spots due to the spray of burning embers.

Step 3: Ignition


You can see in the picture that the pie erupts like a volcano, spewing molten fuel up and out.

The small pies burn violently for about 15–20 seconds. Step 4: Go Bigger!






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